Nobody wants to head to the beach looking more pasty than tan. Having a healthy looking tan can not only make you look like you’ve been somewhere tropical but it can also make you look slim in the process. However, having that natural tan glow can come at a hefty price in the form of skin cancer. So, how can you get a natural looking tan without sacrificing the health of your skin? Read on to learn more.
Self-tanner has a come a long way since its days of giving people orange tinted skin and a bunch of streaks to go with it. Available at grocery stores or even department stores, you have a variety of different self-tanners to choose from including lotions, gels, cloths, and even sprays. When applying a self-tanner make sure to exfoliate your skin beforehand— this will help it to stick better. As an additional tip, make sure to apply the self-tanner in a circular motion and rub it in thoroughly to the skin— this will help to prevent against any streaking.
Tanning beds are fortunately something of the past. However, tanning salons are still a thing because of spray tanning. If you just don’t trust yourself with self-tanner or if you want a perfect tan without the streaks, then you may want to consider getting a spray tan. Typically a spray tan will require you to either be completely naked or in some underwear. By standing in a closet like a mechanism, misters will be used to target every area of your body— from top to bottom. Luckily, because you will be wearing a hair cap, you won’t have to worry about your hair turning a shade of orange.
If you are worried about looking whiter than Casper the Friendly Ghost while at the beach this summer, consider applying a self-tanner or getting a spray tan before you go. As a safe and effective way of getting that summer glow, it’s something you hopefully won’t regret. To learn more about skin care tips, contact The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester today!